The hunt for data scientists has reached its logical conclusion: There are not enough qualified ones to go around. The pull for analytics as a result of a number of factors, including big data and the march of Moore’s Law, is irresistible. As a result, industry analysts, software providers and other influencers are turning to the idea of the “democratization of analytics” as a solution. At Hired Brains, we believe this is not only a good idea (and have been writing and speaking about it for four years), but that it is inevitable. Unfortunately, turning business analysts loose of quantitative methods is an unworkable solution. As the title says, three things that are not currently in place need to be: organizational change, better software and training/mentoring for sustained periods.